The Antichrist(s)

Novels and serious theological works have left many Christians expecting an slick individual to rule the world for seven years as a miracle-working Antichrist, a fiendish villain—like U.N. Secretary General Nicolae in LEFT BEHIND

But, has that expectation blinded believers to the diabolical antichrists who are already active in the world today?
A U.N. Secretary General who becomes world dictator? Not according to the Bible
Scripture uses the word "antichrist" only in 1 & 2 John — mainly in the plural. Some commentators have interpreted this as pointing to a single individual — whom they identify as the same as 'the beast' and 'the man of lawlessness' — but what does the Bible say?.

Has the expectation of a post-rapture U.N. Secretary General blinded us to the antichrists among us? Whole churches and denominations have recently cast aside the Word of God to embrace evolution, sexual perversion and immorality.

The Apostle John is the only Bible writer to use the term "antichrist," and he uses it to re-emphasize Jesus' many warnings to watch out for "false Christs and false prophets." (Matt. 24:24, for example)

Read EVERYTHING the Bible says about "antichrists":
(Whatever else you read about "antichrists" is someone's interpretation.)

      Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
      But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
      See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he promised us—even eternal life.
      I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
— 1 John 2:18-27 New International Version

      Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
— 1 John 4:1-3 New International Version

      Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
— 2 John 7-11 New International Version

As in John's day, so too today, there are many antichrists, denying Christ and attempting to mislead believers.

Radical Islam—as a false prophet violently opposing the Gospel of Christ—may also be an antichrist. This antichrist is now sitting in God's place on Temple Mount.

As Jews missed Messiah, have Christians missed the Tribulation and Restoration of Israel?
1260 Days — The Holocaust in Scripture
"Left Behind" or left DEAD?
Revelation 13 — the Beast and its Image
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
Man of Sin on Temple Mount
Prophetic loose ends — Why?
Tribulation "on this people"
The Antichrist(s)
The Rapture
Watch and Pray
Waiting to see if the Rapture occurs?   Don't count on being "left" for a second chance.

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and the End of the World

by David A. Reed
"Jerusalem will be...burdening the world...all the nations unite in an attempt..."-Zech. 12:3 LB
"Jerusalem shall be...administered by the United Nations"-UN General Assembly Resolution 181
"they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."-Rev. 16:14-16 NIV
"Recalling its resolution 181...the proclamation of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...null and void and must be rescinded"-UN General Assembly Resolution 66/18, Jan. 2012
"...all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem."-Zech 12:3 NCV

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